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Information: Flores Natural Park contains the best and most well preserved peatlands of the Atlantic
The Flores Natural Park, whose creation was approved at the Azorean Parliament on Tuesday, contains the “best and most well preserved” peatlands of the Atlantic. The statement was made by the Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea, who also highlighted “the unique” combination of peatlands with Azores junipers in large extensions of land. These areas are ... more >>

Information: Government presents environmental awareness plan
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea presented the environmental awareness plan developed by the Government for the current year at the Velas Secondary School on Thursday. As he revealed, the plan includes nine major activities, covering all Azorean islands and as well as the actions taken by third parties that wish to join the messages disseminated by the Regional Secretariat fo... more >>

Information: Government moves ahead with the structuring of the Azores Marine Park
The Government will move ahead with the structuring of the Azores Marine Park “in order to ensure the protection and proper management of marine areas protected for environmental purposes, which are located in the Azores sea and managed by the self-government bodies of the Region.” The announcement was made by the Regional Secretary of the Presidency on Wednesday when he presented th... more >>

Information: Endemic plants embellish the village of Cinco Ribeiras
Nearly 300 Picconia azorica and Azores blueberry trees will be planted tomorrow, February 15, by the roadside of Canada da Ribeira do Mouro in the Village of Cinco Ribeiras. This initiative was promoted by the Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Forestry in a joint initiative with the Village Council of Cinco Ribeiras in the context of the celebration of the International Year of Forests. T... more >>

Fotografia do Secretário Regional da Agricultura e FlorestasInformation: Azorean forests are alive
In 2010, the Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Forestry authorised the exploitation of about 343 hectares of Cryptomeria forest throughout the Region, producing 129 thousand cubic metres of wood, which represented for the respective owners a gross revenue of 1.8 million Euros and 10.9 million Euros for first processing industries , having generated nearly 1400 jobs. The information was pr... more >>

Information: Considerable area of the central Atlantic will be under the management of the Azores in April
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea stated at the Azorean Parliament on Tuesday that a “considerable area” of the central Atlantic will be under the management of the Azores, starting next April. This is the outcome of the decision taken in Bergen (Norway) in September 2010 by the Ministers of the Contracting Parties to the Oslo-Paris Convention, who have decided... more >>

Information: Blue Flag enhances “visibility and prestige” of beach areas, marines and recreational ports
The Regional Director for Sea Affairs assured in Horta on Tuesday that the Blue Flag enhances the “visibility and prestige” of beach areas, marines and the recreational ports awarded with that flag. The statement was made by Frederico Cardigos during the signing ceremony of a cooperation protocol “2011 Blue Flag Programme” with the European Blue Flag Association, which he... more >>

Information: Regional Government satisfied with results of the “Life Laurissilva” project
The Regional Director for the Environment, João Bettencourt, will participate in the meeting of the executive commission of the “Life Laurissilva” project to be held in the municipality of Povoação, São Miguel Island. This meeting, according to João Bettencourt, aims to analyse the actions developed under this programme by the Portuguese Society for the Study o... more >>

José ContenteInformation: Safeguard of marine resources and transfer of knowledge are challenges that the Azores must face with strength
The safeguard of marine resources in the Azores and the transfer of knowledge that may lead to their use in business context are “two challenges and opportunities that we must seize with all our energy.” The statement was made by the Regional Secretary for Science, Technology and Infrastructures during the opening ceremony of the scientific forum to support the decision-making process... more >>

Information: WASTE website available in 2011
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea and the Agencia de Protección del Medio Urbano y Natural Canary have submitted an application for the European project known a SIGESTEIN, which was approved in June 2009 under the transnational cooperation programme MAC PCT 2009-2013 . In the Azores, this project includes the creation of a web page of regional reference, designated as W... more >>

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